Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/8/14

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 13: Charles Tillman #33 of the Chicago Bears tries to block a field goal attempt by Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers out of the hold of Matt Flynn #10 at Soldier Field on December 13, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, Wis. As a former NFL kicker watching a current one, new Packers Hall of Fame inductee Chris Jacke could tell what was wrong with Mason Crosby this season. When Crosby's struggles wore on, especially during a midseason stretch in which he missed five of his nine field goals, Jacke could tell something had changed. "I firmly believe with him it was mental," Jacke told FOXSportsWisconsin.com on Tuesday. "He has exceptional leg strength, so that was never the question. He just went into a slump. It just so happened it was with Mason, and, with a kicker, everyone sees it. You only get out there and get 30 field-goal attempts a year, and if you miss 12 of them, everyone notices. If you're a receiver and you drop six passes out of 100 passes, no one is really going to notice." Crosby made only 21 of his 33 field-goal attempts this season, finishing with an NFL-worst 63.6 percent success rate. The next-lowest accuracy by an NFL kicker was San Francisco's David Akers, who made...
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